Hacked Gadgets Forum

June 9, 2007

DIY Open Source MIDI Keyboard

at 1:31 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Toy Hacks

If you are musically inclined this Open Source MIDI Keyboard hack might be something that you would be interested in. Using this system you could start with an inexpensive keyboard as demonstrated or use anything else that you see fit.

“This project details the steps to build your own Open Source (musical) keyboard which connects to a computer via USB and sends MIDI signals. This is achieved using an AN2131 development board. The AN2131 is now discontinued, so development boards can be bought cheaply on eBay. Alternatively you could use another USB microcontroller, if you are able to port the firmware. You could also hack any EZ-USB based device, of which there are many.”